On Monday March 8, 2021, Football Kenya Federation revealed that the leading online gaming firm Odibets is the Harambee Stars’ official betting and motivation partner. The KSh 5 million deal is on in preparation for the team’s next five matches, covering the month of March.
Odibets is an innovative online and SMS betting platform operating in Kenya and Ghana since 2018. The connection with Kenya’s national team will no doubt allow the company to broaden its own horizons.
The KSh 5 million that FKF will receive from Odibets will reportedly go towards the team’s preparations for the coming matches this month.
A Proud Moment
Odibets general manager, Dedan Mungai, said that the brand has come in to boost the national team. And, as a company, the brand is committed to standing with the Harambee Stars. He’s confident that the Stars will represent their country and make everyone proud.
As for the president of Football Kenya Federation, Nick Mwendwa, he thanked Odibets for their continued support. He did not miss the opportunity to urge the Harambee Stars not to drop the ball in the team’s upcoming matches and to continue to do their best.
Mwendwa said that through the new partnership, Odibets has once again reiterated its support to Kenyan football development at grassroots and national level. For this, he says the brand says “asante sana”. He added the brand and the team now have a chance to make a statement. Not only in this month’s friendly matches and at the AFCON qualifiers, but in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers too.
An Exciting Season Ahead
Residential training for the Harambee Stars will kick off soon on March 10, in preparation for the matches. Following that will be several friendly matches that will serve as practice. The Stars will play South Sudan on March 13 at the Nyayo Stadium, and then Tanzania twice on March 15 and 18, 2021. March 25 and 29 will see the Stars playing the final rounds of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt. These matches will take place at home and Togo in Lome respectively.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers will occur later in the year between June 6 and November 16, 2021. The national team is yet to qualify for the World Cup. But a good motivation partner could have a positive effect. Not only on the financial support for the team, but also on the support of the public. This could make all the difference.